Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden

Introduction: French art de vivre blends with eastern sophistication at the Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden, a luxury 5-star hotel in Algiers.

The 309 rooms and 24 suites at this hotel, a symbol of luxury in Algiers, offer high-tech comfort and French elegance enhanced by Moorish touches reminiscent of the Casbah.The restaurants at our hotel will excite your taste buds. Experience the fusion of French and Algerian flavors at the El Mordjane or enjoy French gourmet cuisine at the Continental.Try a fruit cocktail at the Bar Oasis or let yourself be tempted by our Mediterranean buffets and homemade patisseries at the Brasserie Difa.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.
Arrival experience: Slow check-in. Not escorted to the room like I expected in a Sofitel hotel.
What I liked: That the internet worked. Sadly one of the most disappointing hotels in my travels. I am very rarely negative, but it was an unpleasant hotel experience.
What about the food: I didn’t eat here.
What about the service: Fast service at the front desk. My stay was short, but would consider it comparable with some of the Sofitel hotels I have stayed.
What about my room: Old and dirty, out-dated room with shower in the bathtub. The bed is fantastic though and the internet works well. The hotel has open floors and my “non-smoking” room stank of smoke. The window was fully open all night and I couldn’t wait to leave. Non-smokers must stay away from this hotel. Sheraton is a much better hotel and also respect your health.
Number of rooms: 333.
Type of property: City hotel.
Location: Algiers, Algeria.
Facilities: Gym, pool and business/meeting facilities.
Complimentary internet: Yes and very good connection.
My overall impression: Good experience in parts.

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